South University traces its heritage to 1899, when it began as a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population. To achieve this purpose, the university offers focused and balanced curricula at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. The broad-based core curriculum promotes critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication, and skills for life-long learning. Additionally, the university focuses on developing the desire and the necessary skills to pursue knowledge. South University's approach to higher education and the rich academic experiences offered our students encourage both personal and professional fulfillment. As a result, our graduates enter the workforce prepared to function with the highest professionalism, and a strong commitment to the advancement of community.

We believe that one of the keys to our success in preparing students lies in the impeccable quality of our faculty and staff. As a place where expert educators and highly motivated business people can pursue career goals, South University offers a diverse range of employment opportunities for qualified professionals. South University is a dynamic place to work, with the advantages of a large organization and the agility of a small University. We strive to maintain an environment where faculty and staff can both develop and apply their skills and passions in order to provide the most relevant, challenging, and worthwhile educational experience for our students. Don't miss the opportunity to join a culture that is grounded in excellence and positioned to provide a better future for both the community and our students.

The Admissions Representative role is an entry-level position within the EDMC Online Higher Education admissions job family.  After completing an extensive admissions training program, Admissions Representatives engage potential students in conversation regarding their interest and plans to continue their education, determining their fit and eligibility into programs, accompanying the potential student on a virtual online tour, introducing them to the online campus and classroom and guiding them through the enrollment process which includes; application, securing transcripts, financial aid and academic acceptance. 
The main goal of the position is to successfully enroll students into a desired online degree program, ensuring they are successfully transitioned into the classroom while working interdepartmentally to provide potential students with a great experience throughout the enrollment process and classroom orientation.  Admissions Representatives make hundreds of phone calls daily to contact prospective students and assist them with enrollment.  A caring, persistent, persuasive, goal oriented and self directed nature is essential to being successful in the role, as well as a desire to accumulate additional knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis to remain well versed in program offerings, recruitment techniques, policies and procedures.  

Responsibilities and Goals

  • Conduct interviews with potential students and qualify them for enrollment into an online degree program
  • Accurately communicate educational programs, expected outcomes, student services, and financial consideration to potential students
  • Consistently conduct follow-up conversations with all applicants to ensure successful matriculation
  • Meet weekly enrollment and start rate goals while conducting all recruitment activities in accordance with state and federal accreditation and institute policies and regulations consistent with the highest ethical standards
  • Assist other personnel and departments with data collection and problem solving
  • Secure new inquiries (Personally Developed Referrals)
  • Participate in appropriate recruitment and enrollment activities
  • Conduct all activities in accordance with the highest ethical standards

  • Passion for education and desire to help others achieve their educational goals
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident, upbeat personality
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions based on specific guidelines
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Goal-oriented
  • Previous experience in admissions, counseling, customer service or sales
  • Basic Word, Excel, Outlook and Explorer knowledge
  • Moderate typing/keyboarding skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Competitive non-exempt salary with annual increases
  • Med/Rx/Dental/Vision/FSA’s/401K/Life
  • Tuition grants for you and your family



Job Overview

  • Company:South University
  • Contact:Not Available
  • Location:Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (map it!Map it!)
  • Base Pay:N/A
  • Employee Type:Full-Time
  • Industry:Education - Teaching - Administration
  • Manages Others:Not Specified
  • Job Type:Education
  • Req'd Education:4 Year Degree
  • Req'd Experience:Not Specified


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